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this increasing use to traditions every day lives language in this family i'm sorry so i'm yeah good. because the trick of d.w. dot com makes the journey. ten days in berlin ten days at the international film festival the ballin out of where thousands of professionals and movie buffs dive into the world of cinema.
it's time to leave the festival bubble and look back at barely nala two thousand and eighteen the world come to odds twenty one with personal discoveries and fascinating films but first things first let's have a look at the winners of this year's profit is the valley nala baz. the golden hour for first. they go live in their fill in missing for close to. touch me not consume the clones fiction and reality the surprise of the evening including for its director gina pinsky and we were not expecting to see them centers on laura who wants to overcome her fear of intimacy. if you fave. touch me not has shocked many with its frankness as thought provoking as it is sexually charged where the heart if. this happens to.
touch me not pushes limits in many respects. silber for best director to west on the song for books it's a first animated film ever to open the belly not only in it gangs of dogs exiled to a japanese island fight for their territory a quirky fable about intolerance rancid i mean banana peels. pickled in a sardine bones about broken egg shells an old smashed up rotten gizur with maggots all over it ok it's worth it if i ever. get out of here and don't come back. see the bear for best actor goes on to a new version in the french productions a prayer twenty three year old partial plays thomas who's trying to kick drug addiction in a religious halfway house and grappling with face. to
face. you know i don't think a car comes on top of this. you see no. i don't just yet the first to tell this of a drunk driving the first thought is pretty good you're into the culture oh yes. but the most of us because the. best after. the past have us. running from part of why plays are withdrawn gay woman sheila when her partner is put in jail she suddenly on her own it's a tale of emancipation. that was given the feeling i. am missing that. there. would be a limit. in her screen debut bruce plays with captivating vulnerability.
this i dedicate this award to the fighting women of my country. in the year of the me too movement strong women have swept the boards going on and off camera at the bandanna. certainly no coincidence. over the years the billion dollar has as a platform for germany's young filmmakers but the festival also gained a reputation as a home for politically and socially engaged filmmakers from all over the world just look at this year's program migration and refugees are a big issue standing up against corruption and despotism is another one and then there are the big stories of contemporary history stories that once made headlines
like the drama of the terrorist hijacking of an airplane which kept the world in suspense and nine hundred seventy six seven days in entebbe. in tempe airport uganda four hijackers take nearly two hundred fifty hostages supported by forces if you can and president. there is little footage of the events surrounding operation in tempe but those who witnessed them vividly recall those seven days in tempe. when i'm asked about it i always say it feels like it happened yesterday. it weighs heavily on my heart. i lost seven kilos in seven days it was a real physical trauma. boy. and now it's the subject of a new film with a stellar cast that includes daniel. and rosamund pike. they play two german
terrorists. the brazilian director chose a paddy i was partly drawn to the story because it feels so contemporary. it happened in nine hundred seventy six but it says a lot about today's situation which is the assad regime is huge. we call upon revolutionary movements everywhere to focus the attention of the world on the palestinian people struck. but the world looked on in shock as the hijackers demanded the release of palestinian militants imprisoned in israel in exchange for the hostages it makes for exciting viewing but it gives film isn't just a standard issue thriller. which is a is really amazing in terms of his capacity for. telling stories in surprising ways and getting the new of these characters i mean i think he he didn't make any heroes and villains in this piece. we have to work so you can be no negotiations
with terrorists you want to invent you got the she will give it back to them we live. the film depicts the dilemma faced by the israeli government to negotiate with a terrorist or resort to military action it also shows the inner conflict experienced by one of the german hijackers. by using my little guy. my aim was to show the humanity behind the facade i wanted to show the doubts of this german terrorist inside there we go. on the a number of films have been made about the daring hostage freeing in entebbe but shows they've had he has found a new way of recounting the historic events. he's a familiar face at the berlin film festival in two thousand and eight he was awarded a golden beer for his thriller elite spot. seven days inn in tempe was screened out of competition this year it's coming to cinemas this spring.
and once a big news story now in the movies. it is not just about telling the big stories many movies here look at the stories behind the news and headlines they listen to the voices that otherwise go. movies that won't ever be screened at your local cinema. three films three countries but our study of present day china but turbulent history of film creates legendary hotel yugoslavia . and from cairo an exploration of rockdale for iraq one of the poorest neighborhoods in the egyptian capital and the story of several of its inhabitants. and the one. you know you have even. now. perhaps there are. that. traditions can be oppressive but they have
advantages to locals use a co-operative credit union system to me us to raise money for the needy there. yet it has the idea what. if i have made the same from skill or having the courage to do less what i should have is a very match. still lebanese director ream salary did shoot her film over the course of six years in a district it's basically a slum but the experience transformed the way she sees the place government people should be really proud of showing their solidarity of these places and to show as well that they resemble everybody else they have their own problems they are genuine they try to support each other and now we reached a point in a world where no one supports each other. the luxury hotel yugoslavia even served as a film set it opened in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine the building was
a modernist emblem of the ideals of socialism and the tito era. also. in its heyday it hosted politicians royals and foreign v.i.p.'s but after the breakup of yugoslavia and the demise of communism the hotel fell into disrepair. swiss director year traces the ups and downs of the hotel's history and revisits his own childhood in the process his mother is serbian and they spent holidays in what was then you can slavia i think one of the. deepest feeling was some kind of sadness of seeing this. place that without having any judgment about politics or but to see this place. that was touching me in terms of architecture in terms of
its the some kind of values that i could feel in this. values such as solidarity social equality and justice. really does is the sum up on earth of you know that's what i. need. a part of history that many are still coming to terms with. the film an elephant sitting still takes viewers to china it's for disaffected protagonists and leading lives of desperation and struggle emerging. from our. urban misery and suffering mountains of trash piled up on street corners.
neglected old people. but still this is a film that manages to find beauty in the most dismal of situations. director who both committed suicide last year at just twenty nine this debut film is his legacy fellow filmmakers say it's less a critique of today's china than an artistic statement in the past like everybody in the army in the same family. you know and it's like everybody together but that that stuff we now in modern family situation. in china compared to you know me the trend of the whole war right now i think it's also up in the us. there is no public funding available to filmmakers in china they have to rely on the commitment and generosity of private investors. a lot of people jogging and. you must learn to pushing.
this low budget film in china. more and more. without the support of film enthusiastic many low budget films would never make it to the ballet nala and that would be a terrible shame off from the most interesting entrance. with hundreds of films at the festival you have to wonder who watches and chooses them all one of those people is a stroke who's been on the team of curators for the pan obama side of the billion dollar for many years how many films did you and your team watch and how many want up in the festival program that's been tauzin the film i get thousands of movies i don't know how many i watched and also our selection committee watches hundreds we three curators also watched hundreds we ended up with forty seven movies in total
because that number wasn't fixed beforehand because i keep going it's going to i'm sorry if we went out into the world to latin america and asia travel throughout europe africa and india. everywhere we asked what is occupying movie makers and their protagonists these days. that's how we found our topics and the powerful movies we wanted to showcase in our part of ramah. because he's a fitness instructor that was forty seven movies in total that's a feature films and documentaries we have twenty documentaries which is very important to us and it's also obvious that the us what did you discover what are movie makers occupied with now business and we found a decisive resistance to male mikey's no one patriarchal power structures. how the chris. church interferes in our lives. and to binary gender roles and hetero normative values. this is a movement standing up to the mainstream and the protagonists are very determined. and we see
a trans woman who finds in her body her own personal path towards happiness. we see indigenous communities fighting for their cultural identity. but they're also younger tackiness who as much as they know what they don't want and what they are fighting against don't know what they do want for their lives. but it takes a lot of courage to accept your own insecurities and take them with you on your journey to find yourself through the mainstream jungle the price is isolation mainstream parents are hardly present but. there's an entire generation of lost youth this lack of orientation can lead to an up evil that escalates in sex and violence. in. these powerful minority voices and this resistance to the establishment in the mainstream is that something regions are experiencing. some regions going through more turmoil than others caught on board this is. all regions are going through the same thing.
where you go to tokyo from south africa to india all across europe you can feel it everywhere. another important topic for us is rising right wing radicalism in all corners of the world young generations are also joining this totalitarian ideology law society sits by and watches even condones it. and we also take a glimpse into the past that communism or franco fascism. or people who are victims of his dictatorship sat down together and basically organized their resistance around the kitchen table until their cases were finally heard at an international court in argentina. i'm internets and i'm going. to go from seeing that you have a lot of documentary films for the political activism to the joys of storytelling suffer from at. night and it's not at all the joy in telling a story developing characters and describing political conditions is actually
really strong. you can tell the movie makers are passionate about what they do and eager to find new forms of expression. and escape one of our movies called. has a beautiful life. it expresses the wish to identify yourself with everything that is different but i find that a very interesting notion to look at yourself and say this is how i am but there are other ways to live too and that's what we want to show on our program does is that's how there are many different ways to live your life and find the courage to be different. skipped the mood. thank you for that time dress. three hundred eighty five movies of the ballet not it's quite a challenge to find your way through that cinematic graphic jungle so what you do is you split up the job for example you just look at the films about music a job in great demand now here is what we found at the ballet not.
documentaries that explore the process of artistic creativity in performance songwriter about and shirin. shut up and play the piano about maverick entertainer chilli gonzales it's a sad song. in the land the good man and mesmerizing black and white story of a dancer in argentina. musical diversity and narrative diversity songwriter is an intimate portrait of ed sheeran one of the world's most successful singer songwriters shot by his cousin very cummings it documents his life off stage out of the spotlight away. from the media circus that goes hand in hand with fame and he chose the genesis of a hit single. is. a
portrait of another musician chilly gonzales landed director philip k. dick in his first ever invitation to the pearl and film festival his study of the charismatic cologne based canadian performer churches evolution from hip elector rapper to concert pianist from underground bohemian to respectable composer. actually can solace is a master of reinvention in the course of his career he's been variously described as a punk provocateur to or a performance artist ever to oh so pianist. and others so much. so you see. he's a brilliant artist with so many talents he's a producer a composer a rapper he's an entertainer. he combines many different forms of artistic endeavor
and on the other hand he's also interesting that because he's so driven and. got a turbo charged when i discovered rap so that was the time when i kind of got the key to be proud that i could be superficial and deep at the same time. the documentary takes us for a spin around berlin selectric last seen in the late one nine hundred ninety s. . side ended in one side of the period in the late ninety's and early two thousand was when the electroclash scene are edged i thought it was a cross between punk attitude and electronic music that perfectly suited berlin and the existing scene but it. a new element to the entertainment factor. here because film is a look at the eclectic career of a musician unlike any other it's eminently watchable.
mobo the good man is about passion imported passion beast us our competitive folk dancers at the heart of this story from argentina has got spot. on about the spark lives from he lives and breathes his passion but it's emotionally and physically demanding. in the not only. a melancholy film about a fascinating tradition and the fame. obsessive playful creative the world of music and performance has been center stage at this year's berlin film festival. sixty eight is the lucky number this year for one thing it's the festival sixty
eighth edition for another thing the western world recalls the late one nine hundred sixty s. those years of unrest and rebellion. ago. taliban touch cinema performance art extraordinary by feminist filmmaker vali export groping allow expanded cinema was about whitening the concept of the screen filmmakers in the one nine hundred sixty s. challenge conventions. nights them is their free spirit that he didn't think in terms of. the foundations of how we understand cinema today well late in the late one nine hundred sixty s. i don't envisage. a wave of change crashed over the world in one nine hundred sixty eight sweeping many along with it there was a time of experimentation and innovation of rejecting certainties and questioning identities. into
a different form in every country it was hugely influential on the question is is it still influential today. by young man who doesn't want to go to work he'd rather stay in bed a new voice was making itself heard defiant and recalcitrant. revolution was in the air nothing would stay the same. in the way films were made was transforming. gems guitar makers would get together and discuss how they were going to do things differently from those before them they took the cues from the filmmakers co-operative in new york and london that gave them the confidence to make and distribute films in their own way. is the daughter of filmmaker going for nelson. a lyrical film and expressionistic
avocation of childhood. me destroyed cellulite. a flickering crackling study of its actual physical attributes a film reduced to its most basic form again rather than that who gets unfairly maligned would deeply radical. they were more like a visual artist and the heinz knew that before they could tell a story they had to strip narrative to its essence all. resistance and revolt in the streets of berlin a red flag carried to last by students including holder mights who would later become a terrorist. in this short film making agents of political change are triumphant . at the foot of the red flag is raised on the balcony of city hall amenities as an attempt to change society by putting forward alternatives i don't
think it changed the whole of society up but it had an effect it played a role it provided impetus is a bit of a kiss had untied it all and got that employs a cue. the programme one thousand nine hundred sixty eight red flags for everyone showcases aesthetic experiments that are still relevant to this day exciting and empowering it's hard to believe that they're fifty years old. are or they. that's been in art's twenty one billion dollars special there's so much more about the festival he know our film magazine on the w. dot com slash culture and on facebook see you soon.
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